Ask Bumburing, says Dompok
by Nancy Lai. Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
PENAMPANG: Those questioning United PasokmomugunKadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing’s position in the party should get the answer from the Tuaran member of parliament himself.
“You should ask him personally because you would not believe what I say,” UPKO president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said when again asked about rumours that Bumburing would be leaving the party.
Dompok added that he and Bumburing were in constant communication and added: “We talk about things that we usually talk about.
“(But) you have to ask him because whatever I say (about the matter) you would not believe,” he said when met yesterday after officiating at a motivation seminar for pupils in the district who will be sitting for their Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination this year.
On the setting up of the KadazanDusun and Murut (KDM) College in Tambunan, Dompok said it would meet the educational needs of rural folk in Sabah.
“This is something the KDM community should be proud of,” he said.
The Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister added that the setting up of the educational institution reflected the close relationship between the state and federal governments which supported Tambunan assemblyman Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan’s proposal for the college.
“I think it is a very appropriate response to the educational needs in Sabah, especially for the people in the rural areas. They are very happy that the state and federal governments are working together to assist what has been presented by Pairin.
“We congratulate the effort and these are early days of course and I do not yet know what the emphasis or the focus of the college is. We certainly will be interested to see how it develops,” Dompok said when asked for UPKO’s aspiration for the KDM College.
During the event, Dompok also presented prizes to pupils who scored 5As and 7As in last year’s UPSR examination.
In his speech earlier, he said the motivational program was a good effort in exposing children to ways to improve and excel.
According to him, everyone needs motivation as a guide to achieving their objective, and without motivation, many would not get the idea on how to improve.
“Programs such as this seminar are not only to motivate the pupils but also to give them guidance and confidence in their studies,” he stressed, adding that it would also make them competitive among their classmates as they strove to do well.
Dompok also said it was a challenge to have a good command of the English language which is used to teach Science and Mathematics.
The challenge must be looked at positively as English is a global language and is required when they start working in the future.